- Russian police raided 12 Moscow addresses linked to Memorial, a human-rights group.
- Eight Memorial employees were detained on charges of supposed “rehabilitation of Nazism”.
- The case is trivial, and Memorial databases are known to have accidentally included Nazi collaborators.
- The raids appear to be intended to send a message to stop investigating or publicising human rights or historical truth.
- Memorial has faced persecution and was officially disbanded in December 2021.
The Economist — World — Human Rights — Politics — Russia — Censorship
Russia tightens persecution of a crucial human-rights group
Russian police raided the offices of Memorial, a human-rights group, on charges of Nazi rehabilitation. The raids appear to be intended to silence human rights and historical truth in Russia.